Its been confirmed that an explosion occurred late Friday night in Abuja. The bomb blast went off near a famous night club/lounge in the heart of Abuja “Crystal Lounge” at Wuse 2. Eye witnesses who visited the scene about 2.00am confirm that it was indeed a bomb. This is contrary to the claim earlier by a people that it might have been a blast from a transformer. The bomb was planted under a tree. The explosion occurred between 10.45pm and 11pm on Friday directly in front of Crystal lounge opposite Etisalat’s office.
Six cars were badly damaged by the explosion although security operatives at the scene claimed that no life was lost. The Army was the first to arrive at the scene of the blast. Later the SSS and the police arrived. Reports say NEMA allegedly arrived the scene almost 2 hours after the blast. No details of the casualties if any were available.
Security operatives on the ground say that the bomb was” planted under tree, the impact of the explosion was so devastating that the leaves of the three were withered on the spur of the moment”
Immediately after the blast, some of those who were at the lounge took to their heels; while some relocated to nearby night clubs just as others went home. Sources noticed the sudden influx of fun seekers at a near- by club after the blast.
The explosion occurred hours after president Goodluck Jonathan sacked General Andrew Owoye Azazi as National Security Adviser.Retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki was appointed as the new NSA. Also sacked was Haliru Bello, the minister of defence
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